Finding and keeping good friends is important in life. Good friends are, as the saying goes, hard to find. They are also quite rare to have in life. If you have one or two really good friends it means you are fortunate. But, what if you know you have had good friends in the past and yet you need some new ones? How do you easily make more friends?
If you have recently moved due to school or due to a job change you may be in the market for new friendships. If you have been socially anxious or shy most of your life and you want to start making new friends you, too, may want to know how this can be done. It is not too difficult but you must be patient. It is easy to meet people and socialize with them and yet not be able to make a real connection with them. If you want to make a connection and develop friendships there are several things you will want to do.
The Internet can be your very best friend in making real friends offline. While there are dangers to meeting strangers at times, there are ways you can make use of it to pinpoint where compatible friends are near you. Decide what your interests are and jot them down on a list.
If you like knitting or playing cards, for instance, put these hobbies on your list. Do you enjoy working out? How about dancing? Put these down as well. Look online for nearby clubs or groups and join them or sign up for classes. Go and be sure to smile and introduce yourself to others. Eventually, the common interest you all share can bring you all together as friends.
But don’t stop there. Once you form your acquaintances in several groups that you join, be brave enough to invite someone out on a friend-date. Ask them to join you for coffee. You can spend time getting to know each other better. Before you know it you will have more friends!